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Viking has announced ten new sailings for its 12-day Pharaohs & Pyramids Egypt river cruise for 2019

Viking Cruises (logo)After selling out all 2018 and 2019 dates, and opening 2020, Viking has announced ten new sailings for its 12-day Pharaohs & Pyramids Egypt river cruise for 2019. These new sailing will be on board the Viking operated MS Antares – a classic ship specifically built to navigate the Nile. (etbtravelnews.global)




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Queen Latifah Names Carnival Horizon May 23 in Naming Ceremony Showcasing Talented Young Artists of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Carnival Cruise Line (logo)Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship, Carnival Horizon, was officially named by godmother Queen Latifah in a ceremony in New York yesterday that showcased the talented young artists from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital whose artwork adorns the Dreamscape, a stunning three-deck-high LED sculpture in the ship’s atrium.




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Ponant brings French luxury cruising to Asia

The Ponant Explorer new class ship  (Artist impression)Luxury cruise line Ponant has added five new Asian voyages aboard its first ship in the Explorers series, Le Laperouse in 2019. The five itineraries will cover sailings to eight Asian countries including Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, the Philippines, China, Japan and Vietnam. (aseancruising.com)




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Gibraltar welcomed Seabourn Ovation in her inaugural call, recently joined the International Association for Ports and Harbours and refreshed its Port Handbook

The 40,350 ton, 604 passenger cruise ship Seabourn Ovation made its inaugural visit to Gibraltar on Monday 21st May. Like sister ship Seabourn Encore, which made its inaugural call to Gibraltar on 11th Aug 2017, it is an encore-class cruise ship built by Fincantieri and is 26% larger than the older Seabourn ships.




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The Strand Cruise Looks Ahead to its 2018/2019 Season

The StrandAs it reaches the end of its second season sailing the Ayeyarwady River in Myanmar, The Strand Cruise will be resuming operations in September 2018 with a number of new options, including a special departure that coincides with Myanmar’s Thadingyut Lighting Festival in October 2018, a new, two-night cruise option from Mandalay and Bagan, and a lowered minimum age requirement for more family-inclusive sailing. (travelagentcentral.com)




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Eureka stop puts city ‘on the map for cruise ship industry’

Plying the dark deep waters of the channel leading Humboldt Bay just after 5 a.m., the Silver Explorer arrived at the Schneider dock, just south of the Wharfinger Building, the first cruise ship to dock in Humboldt County in several years. (times-standard.com)




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